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Daily Dose Holiday Blog Giveaway: Do You Hear What Ian Hears?
Holiday / December 9, 2009

The Daily DoseSmattering of Romance, Paranormal, and General ObservationsPersonally, I’m having so much fun with our Holiday Blog giveaway and today we are featuring author Nikki Duncan and her tremendous SOUNDS TO DIE BY. Nikki is a great writer, a fun friend and definitely someone I enjoy talking to and reading. Give this tremendous e-book to someone you love this holiday season. The best part of the book is it is just the first in the series of her Sensory Ops so there are more hot tales to come. What did I think of Ian and rookie FBI agent Kieralyn? SOUNDS TO DIE BY has a pulsing, rhythmic beat that mixes Boston sensibility with Miami sound machine to create a passionate movement that sustains throughout the novel. SOUNDS TO DIE BY Rookie FBI Agent Kieralyn Beckett is in a delicate position. Her team refuses to buy into her theory that a string of kidnappings is connected. If she pushes too hard, they’ll discover the latest victim was her college roommate and boot her off the case. A garbled recording is the only evidence, and there’s only one man who can decipher it. The hard part will be convincing him to…

Fresh Pick | A BLUE AND GRAY CHRISTMAS by Joan Medlicott
Fresh Pick / December 9, 2009

Covington November 2009On Sale: November 10, 2009336 pages ISBN: 1416597352EAN: 9781416597353Hardcover$19.99 Women’s Fiction Buy at A Blue And Gray Christmas by Joan Medlicott In this stunning holiday story, a cache of Civil War-era letters and diaries sweeps the ladies of Covington up into a dramatic and heartwarming historical saga that inspires them to plan an unforgettable Christmas for two families forever changed by war. When a rusty old tin box is unearthed at the Covington Homestead, longtime housemates Grace, Amelia, and Hannah discover that it contains letters and diaries written by two Civil War soldiers, one Union and one Confederate. The friends are captivated by the drama revealed. The soldiers were found dying on a nearby battlefi eld by an old woman. She nursed them back to health, hiding them from bounty hunters seeking deserters. At the end of the war the men chose to stay in Covington, caring for their rescuer as she grew frail. But while their lives were rich, they still felt homesick and guilty for never contacting the families they’d left behind. Christmas is coming, and the letters inspire Amelia with a generous impulse. What if she and her friends were to fi nd the…

Uncategorized / December 9, 2009

Hi guys! Thanks to the folks at Fresh Fiction for inviting me! I’m CJ Lyons, a former pediatric ER doctor turned thriller writer and I love talking about the really important things in life: namely, the best ways to kill someone and get away with it. So, given the winter holiday season, I thought I’d throw out a few ideas on Homicidal Holiday Hazards. 1. O Tantebaum—not only do they make for excellent firestarters (arson, anyone?) but think of the possibilities of actually obtaining one. Imagine: deserted tree farm, you and your victim far out of sight of anyone else, it’s getting dark, and there you are with hatchet and saw in hand….or better yet, cutting down and hauling a live tree is a great time to induce a heart attack and given the holiday rush, it probably would go undetected as the medical examiner would be too busy to do more than a cursory examination. To read more of HOMICIDAL HOLIDAYS please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.